Frequently Asked Questions

App Store vs Non App Store versions. What's the difference?

The non App Store version runs on macOS 10.13 and later and uses kernel based searching, searchfs, for searching when possible.
searchfs can result in faster searches especially on legacy HFS disks.
The App Store version supports macOS 10.14 and later and, due to sandbox limitations, cannot use searchfs for searches.

Can I search for files in other users private home folders?

No. If you don't have permission to open a folder, you cannot search inside it.

How do I add a list of open Finder windows to the search location menu? (App Store version only)

1) From the Scripting (🛠) menu in ProFind, choose "Open Scripts Folder" and "Show Sample Scripts."
2) Copy the script "Add Open Folders in Finder to ProFind.scpt" into the Scripts folder ("com.zeroonetwenty.ProFind").

How do I offer feedback or report a bug?

Thanks! I really want feedback and bug reports. Use the contact form.

ProFind's natural language queries don't support a language I use. What can I do?

Use the contact form and ask for support for your language to be added.

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